Music: Music Performance MMus, Composition Field

Master of Music

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Faculty of Music's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Applicants to the MMus program must hold a Bachelor of Music degree in the area of specialization from the University of Toronto with an average standing of mid-B or better over the final two years or an equivalent program and standing from another recognized university.

  • Applicants must submit several original compositions, at least one of which shall be with moderately large instrumentation.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Students must complete a minimum of 6.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) taken over two years, including:

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS 3100Y MMus Advanced Composition I

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS 3105Y MMus Advanced Composition II

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS 3990Y MMus Composition Thesis.

  • Students may be required to take courses in addition to the 6.0 FCEs based on the results of diagnostic tests in musical analysis, counterpoint, and harmony given upon entrance.

  • Under the guidance of an advisor, each student will prepare an original composition in large form or an electroacoustic composition of comparable dimensions which will be defended at a Final Oral Examination.

Program Length

6 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W/S)

Time Limit

3 years full-time